Witham Hall is a happy and thriving boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 4 to 13 years. We are committed to an education both in and beyond the classroom, thereby enabling the academic, artistic and physical potential of each child to flourish. Coupled with their purpose and determination to succeed, this broad programme enables our children to acquire a strong sense of achievement, a quiet confidence and an awareness of both themselves and each other.
About the school
The School is situated in a superb country house setting in the village of Witham on the Hill, close to the Lincolnshire-Rutland border. Boarding is very popular (weekly and flexi are available from Year 4) and benefits from first-class provision within the original Queen Anne house at the heart of the School.
There is a teaching staff of 45, and additional visiting teachers for instrumental music. The maximum class size is 18 and pupils benefit from outstanding pastoral care across the school. The majority of pupils join at the Pre-Prep stage, and then continue through to Common Entrance. Pupils progress to their first-choice senior school both locally (Oundle, Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford) and further afield (Eton, Rugby, Repton, Shrewsbury and Stowe). The School has a proud and enviable scholarship record across a range of disciplines, including academic, art, drama, music and sport.
Facilities are outstanding with modern, purpose-built Prep and Pre-Prep teaching areas. Significant developments have taken place in the last three years, the most recent being a superb Sports Centre (that includes a Dance/Drama Studio and Fitness Suite) and new ICT suites. The Stimson Hall, serving as a Concert Hall and Theatre, underpins a strong commitment to both Creative and Performing Arts. Most of the children learn one instrument or more and there are three bands and four choirs. Inclusivity is strong; within sport all Prep pupils represent the school on a regular basis each term. The standard is high, with teams regularly reaching National Finals in Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Cricket and Rounders (IAPS U11 National Champions 2016 and 2018). An Olympic-size all-weather AstroTurf complements magnificently maintained grass surfaces, including county-standard cricket facilities and a 9-hole golf course. The school has seen considerable growth in numbers in recent years and in almost every year group early registration is recommended.